September 22, 2018

2018 Kukio Blue Water Swim

September 22, 2018 Kukio Golf & Beach Club • 87 mile marker Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Kailua KonaHI  96740 View Map Organized by Kukio Blue Water Swim

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About this event

September 22, 2018

Kukio Golf & Beach Club

87 mile marker Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Kailua KonaHI  96740
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 marks the 13th Annual Kuki’o Blue Water Swim. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and fair event that promotes a sense of community and encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle.

The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim from Kua Bay to Uluweuweu Bay at Kuki’o. An awards ceremony with brunch and entertainment will follow the race at beautiful Kikaua Point Park.

Event details and schedule



$45 per Athlete - includes a Patagonia capilene shirt & swim cap

$25 per Keiki 12 and under  - includes a hat & swim cap

Entry Fees are Non-Refundable

Entry includes brunch & 1 raffle ticket       

Kukio Blue Water Swim proudly supports The Nature Conservancy's marine conservation work on Hawai'i island. A portion of each entry fee will be donated to their efforts.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy conserves the lands and waters on which all life depends, and envisions a planet where people and nature thrive. The Hawai'i Island team helps communities in West Hawai'i identify their top marine conservation challenges and develop effective solutions that integrate science and traditional knowledge. The Conservancy is an international, science-based organization operating in 72 countries and all 50 states. Its global focus is to work with partners to address the greatest challenges of our generation: protecting lands and waters, providing food and water sustainably, mitigating climate change impacts, connecting people and nature, and building healthy communities.

Race Day Timeline

6:00 am                 Gates Open at Kukio, directions will be given to Beach Access Parking **

6:30 -7:30 am          Check-in & Body Marking:                     Kua Bay

7:45 am                   Mandatory pre-race meeting, Pule to follow

8:00 am                   Beach Start                                       Kua Bay

9:30 am                   Race Finish                                        Kukio Beach

9:30-10:30am         Brunch & Awards                                  Kikaua Lawn


Event Parking

Gates will open at Kukio at 6:00 AM. All event parking must take place at Kukio, there will be no event parking at Kua Bay. Please allow 15-20 minutes to walk to the registration/check-in area at Kua Bay from the parking area at Kukio.

Please Note: Take only what you need for the swim to the race check-in. A small gear bag will be provided during registration. Please pack your belongings into the appropriate bag during registration and take it to the designated drop-off area. All items must fit INTO the gear bag provided. No exceptions. Your gear bag will be available for you once you finish your swim. Event organizers are not responsible for lost items. Personal bags or backpacks will not be accepted.



Awards will be given to the Overall Male & Overall Female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each age division, male & female. Please note: Fins & snorkels are permitted but individuals using fins and/or snorkels will not be considered for the age group or overall awards. You will receive a finishing time which will be listed under the Snorkel/Fin division.   


  • 10 and Under
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54 
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+
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